WASHINGTON -- The North Korean security threat will be at the top of the agenda Tuesday when President Obama meets with the new South Korean president in the Oval Office.
It marks the first visit of Park Geun-hye since her election this winter and comes as North Korea’s neighbors are trying to figure out the regime’s next move in its nuclear program.
South Korea’s first female president, Park took office in February just two weeks after North Korea conducted its most recent nuclear test. Her visit to Washington coincides with the 60th anniversary of the alliance between the U.S. and South Korea.
Advisors to Obama say North Korea will loom large over the discussions with the South Korean leader. Obama and Park must show a united front, said Daniel Russel, the White House senior director for Asia affairs.